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Sonata No 4 in B flat major, BuxWV255
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circa 1694; No 4 of VII Suonate án doi, Violino & Violadagamba, con Cembalo, di Dieterico Buxtehude, Organista della Chiesa della Beat. Virg. N.S. in Lubeca, Opera Prima

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'Buxtehude: Seven Sonatas Op 1' (CDA67236)
Buxtehude: Seven Sonatas Op 1
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Movement 1: Vivace
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Movement 2: Lento – Allegro
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Sonata No 4 in B flat major, BuxWV255
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The B flat sonata opens with a lively Vivace built on a ground bass; the violin dominates the opening section, with the viola da gamba only entering at bar 18, a playfully virtuosic dialogue ensuing for the next 90 bars. This runs into a meditative Lento, then a concerto-like Allegro, brought to a close by double-stopping in the violin.

from notes by Francis Knights © 2002

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